The blogger edit – Christmas Gifts

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Hi everyone! I’m Becca and I write the blog – Becca’s Fashion and Life – My twitter is @Beccasfandl – I’m always up for a chat!!

Anyway my choice of item is the Clarisonic Mia! It’s meant to be fantastic for all skin types and many people have seen dramatic results after using it! I personally have never tried it but would love to!! The Clarisonic Mia is very similar to the classic Clarisonic, but it’s smaller and more colourful! “Dry patches are cleared up, oiliness is reduced, pores appear smaller, and fine lines and wrinkles are minimised”   This item is available to be bought here for £99 –
Pretty Squared ( is a beauty blog where two sisters from Washington DC and New York City share beauty tips and tricks, tutorials, reviews, and anything in-between.  Basically, two sisters’ take on all things pretty!

Pretty Squared: Mackenzie’s Gifts

Every girl, be it glam queen or neutral beauty, needs one (or both!) of these sister Naked Palettes by Urban Decay.  In my opinion, the best gifts are things that people want but won’t or can’t buy themselves, so be the best Santa and gift these luxe eyeshadow palettes to someone you appreciate; trust me, they’ll love you for it.
NAKED 1.  This sleek and travel friendly palette consists of 12 gorgeous neutrals (0.05 oz) that work for absolutely everyone. Shades range from delicate champagne to gritty gunmetal, and cover you with a wide array of colors. A variety of textures, including glitter, shimmer, and matte, ensure that you’ll never get bored. This versatile palette can go from office appropriate to a night on the town. The mirrored case also features a new professional-quality, Good Karma Eyeshadow Brush and a travel-size Eyeshadow Primer Potion (0.13 oz).
2.  The follow up to the original bestselling Naked palette, this stunning second edition proves that neutral is anything but boring. Showcasing a dozen (0.05 oz) completely different shades than the first bronze-based collection, it includes a stunning range from pale and deep, to matte and sparkly. You’ll achieve a host of new neutral looks, smoky dramatic eyes, and everything in between. The palette also includes a travel-size Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Naked and a double-ended, Good Karma Shadow/Crease Brush.

This is an incomparable value for the price tag, and the high quality of their eye shadows is amazing.  Every shade is soft, smooth, and richly pigmented. Both palettes include the ever so popular golden “Half Baked” shadow and they truly are sister palettes since they complement each other beautifully. You can purchase both Naked and Naked 2 in a Sephora store or online at and for $50. *Or for £36 at HQ Hair* Happy shopping!  Stay pretty, Mackenzie M.

Pretty Squared | Miranda’s Gifts:

What better way to relax during the Holidays than with a small spa treatment? While not all of us have the ability or time to go out and pamper ourselves, this handcare spa and treatment makes sure we have pretty, clean, and healthy hands.  The sanitizing PocketBac hand gels, available in various scents, are perfect for the colder weather, keep hands moisturized, and are easy to carry in your purse or wallet.  The natural creams from C.O. Bigelow and L’Occitane provide skin protection as well as healing with shea butter, vitamins, and oil extracts.  Because the formulas are designed for even the most sensitive of hands, your skin will be delicately scented, soft, and touchable without having that sticky-lotion feel.  And after all that pampering, comes the fun part…beautiful nail polish!
The OPI and Chanel polishes are the best options because of their durability, pigmentation, ease of application, and formula quality.  With options of brightest pinks, metallic blues, and soft reds, OPI and Chanel are the way to celebrate girls’ night out (or day!) during the holidays.  Plus…who doesn’t love to own Chanel goodies?  These pretty items are perfect as stocking stuffers and are sure to make anyone happy!   Stay pretty, Miranda M.
1. Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Frisson and Malice ($26.00 each)
2. C.O. Bigelow Chapped Hands Remedy Lotion ($14.00)
3. L’Occitane Hugs and Kissess Set ($15.00)
4. Bath and Body Works PocketBac Sanitizing Hand Gel (Anti Bacterial) ($1.50 each)
5. Sephora by OPI Tinseltown Eight Piece Mini Set ($30.00)
Happy Holidays from Pretty Squared!

Orla Barrett – Hall of Mirrors

On top of my Christmas wishlist is MAC’s Glamour Daze Peach brush set from their Holiday 2012 collection. Every year MAC creates a range of Christmas gifts and this year is their best collection yet! The peach brush set is the most versatile, containing four dual-fibre brushes: Powder, Foundation, Flat Shadow and a Blender. MAC’s dual fibre brushes are the best brushes for a flawless natural finish. A gift perfect for any make up lover or somebody trying to build up a brush collection. The cute leopard print cosmetic bag is ideal for handbags! Available from MAC counters nationwide.


Blogger Bio: Orla Barrett is a 23 year old Journalism student who created Hall Of Mirrors to share her love of Beauty and Fashion with like-minded people.

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